And for me, personally, it's exciting to think of how much my life will change when the show does end. I have no idea, because I don't even know if we'll be lucky enough to do a seventh year.When you are on something like this for so long, and it's so all-consuming, it's just exciting to... It's sort of year by year with television, so I think, as it gets closer, it'll be easier to decide.How do you and Lauren Graham get along when the cameras aren't rolling?
This year, the 22-year-old ingenue took her character, virginal brainiac Rory, from all-night cramming sessions to one-night stands, got herself cast against type as a Sin City hooker and, in this interview, gave up a rare insight into her real-life romance with her former leading man, American Dreams heartthrob Milo Ventimiglia. TVG: Since you have such great chemistry with Matt Czuchry (Logan), I'd say that's a given. He's stuck around for a while, so that's a good sign.
So I think it's OK at this point — especially with the way the show's gone this year.
TVG: Let's talk a little bit about your relationship with your TV mom.
But I sort of feel like once [your character is] 18 and moves on to college, you sort of decide what you do.
You [as an audience] can sort of decide how you feel about people and their choices from there, but they're their choices once they're 18.
Bledel: I used to worry about that [kind of thing] when the show first started.
But my perspective is that when you're a kid, if your audience is a group of children or teenagers, you do have some level of social responsibility. But other entertainers will say that that's not their responsibility, and I can see how they might feel that way as well.
TVGuide.com: What do you think of the new, sexual Rory? I hope that it's more about relationships than it is about just her being slutty.
TVG: Everyone's talking about the show's big resurgence this season. That's really fun for me, because for a long time, I was the youngest person by far. TVG: How do you feel about doing the show for a couple more years? While it's certainly positive that they would want to continue the show for a couple more years, we're probably closer to the end than we are to the beginning. Bledel: That's a decision I'll make at that time, if it's a possibility.
TVG: Speaking of movies, you play a prostitute in Sin City.
Did you worry at all that you might alienate your younger fans?